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Associate Immigration Attorney

Oakland, CA
Full Time
Exp.: 1+ Years Salary: $65,000 - $75,000 Yearly
California, seeks to hire an Associate Immigration Attorney. The ideal candidate is a compassionate, Spanish speaking individual who is interested in immigration law. They must be deadline oriented and have the capacity to manage their caseload, court appearances, and to direct and supervise a team of excellent legal assistants. Must be an excellent writer and excel at conducting legal research. Experience is a plus. We will consider newly admitted or no experience if they are responsible, self-motivated learners.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and at least three references.

Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Job duties
  • Represent non-detained and detained individuals in removal proceedings before the
  • Immigration Court mostly in San Francisco and Sacramento, Board of Immigration
  • Appeals, and Ninth Circuit Appeals;
  • Keep abreast of any developments in immigration law;
  • Manage workload of USCIS cases;
  • Prepare diverse immigration applications, including but not limited to removal defense, family-based immigration petitions, U visas, T visas, P visas, O visas;
  • Present to and work with law enforcement, prosecutorial offices, and community-based organizations on changes in immigration law;
  • Co-author immigration-related material for online publication;
  • Prepare and submit legal briefs and memoranda for a variety of immigration cases.

  • Licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction (will consider applicants who are waiting on Bar results);
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish), additional languages such as Portuguese or Mam preferred;
  • Ability to communicate legal terms and procedures to clients;
  • Ability to move legal cases forward and to manage a caseload;
  • Ability to connect with clients compassionately;
  • Adaptability and flexibility while working in a dynamic work environment;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Passionate about immigration law and passionate about issues affecting immigrants;
  • Sensitivity to working with children, survivors of trauma, seniors, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ and other vulnerable populations;
  • Adaptability and flexibility while working in a dynamic work environment;
  • Experience with Case Management Software is preferred
  • Ability to travel.

Santanna Law Offices is an equal employment opportunity employer, and we welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

We aim to provide an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

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